Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English and University Honors
Leslie Silko (1948- ). Gardens in the dunes -- Criticism and interpretation, Historical fiction, Indigenous authors, Gardens in literature
Gardens in the Dunes is a novel from 2008 by indigenous author Leslie Marmon Silko about gardening, family, and the looming threat of White, male hegemony in the late 1800's. By analyzing the characters and the garden settings, a pattern of various resistances and oppositions to this colonial violence emerges that I believe is useful for a case study in making meaningful strides in confronting contemporary support for white patriarchy.
Cole, Andre, "Growing Against the Grain: Confronting White Supremacy and Patriarchy in Gardens in the Dunes" (2018). University Honors Theses. Paper 630.